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Fostering Metacognition In K-12 Classrooms: Recommendations For Practice, Markeya S. Peteranetz Mar 2016

Fostering Metacognition In K-12 Classrooms: Recommendations For Practice, Markeya S. Peteranetz

The Nebraska Educator: A Student-Led Journal

This article makes the case for why it is important for educators to intentionally foster students’ metacognition. Metacognition is often defined as thinking about thinking, but it is more complete to describe it as including knowledge, awareness, and control of one’s own cognition and human cognition in general. Two primary components of metacognition, knowledge of cognition and regulation of cognition, are presented and described with regard to learning contexts. Metacognition grows as part of cognitive development and can also be further enhanced through instruction at all levels of schooling. Research that indicates metacognition can be increased through instruction and ...